I have not been convinced by the government that this bill is needed right now. We are coming out of this pandemic. This bill is not the be-all and end-all. I do not accept the urgency.
Given the increase in the wheelchair-accessible vehicles was only about 300 to begin with, it is not an unreasonable assumption that there could easily be 500 wheelchair-accessible vehicles included in the dormant 55 000 CPVs which are inoperative.
Lockdown has affected us all. It takes very special people to focus on caring for others in such a trying time.
Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (16:39): I rise to speak in support of the Planning and Environment Amendment Bill 2021 from Mr Hayes. The Planning and Environment Act 1987 has been for a long time weighted towards planning and development, with little regard to the...
Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (16:31): Thank you, Mr Meddick. I rise to speak on the Liquor Control Reform Amendment Bill 2021. This bill will be incredibly damaging to our community. This bill will put more alcohol in the hands of minors. This bill will increase...
Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (12:00): My question is for Minister Tierney, representing the Minister for Corrections and Minister for Youth Justice. It is estimated that 77 000 young people in Australia currently have parents who are in prison. These children are...